For our October meeting, we had a special speaker. The noted author and professor of botany Leonardo Versieux of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in Natal, Brazil was our speaker in October.
...plus we will have Show & Tell and more.
Here is Leonardo Versieux, in the area of Bahia where one of the new Alcantarea species, A. nahoumi was found. In his presentation “Alcantareas, the giant bromeliads from Brazil” he will tell us about the general morphology and taxonomy of the genus. He will also provide cultivation tips for its spectacular members. He is editor of “The New Guidebook to Alcantareas, to be published (in English) later this year. To anyone interested in bromeliads this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Dr. Versieux has broad interests in plant systematics, morphology, evolution and plant reproductive biology. He maintains keen interest in botanical art, historic gardens and the ornamental potential of native plants. His laboratory performs research linking plant morphology to systematics and reproductive biology with particular focus on the pineapple family (Bromeliaceae).